In its bid to strengthen the party ahead of the 2023 elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set out to end the feud between two political giants in the South-West.
The gladiators are Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde and former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
There have been reports in the media space that the delay in conducting the party’s zonal congress in the zone is attributable to the ongoing rift between the two leaders as well as the internal crisis currently being experienced by the party.
In furtherance to this, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, has disclosed the party’s intention to initiate measures aimed at reconciling all aggrieved members and leaders of the party in the zone.
Ologbondiyan also disclosed that the party has fixed a meeting to ensure that both Makinde and Fayose bury their hatchets and move on in a bid to resolve all issues concerning the PDP in the South West.
According to him, the meeting will be attended by national figures in the party such as the National Chairman, the Deputy National Chairman, the National Secretary, and most especially, the Senator Bukola Saraki-led Reconciliation and Strategic Committee.
In his words:
“Beyond the legal conundrum in our party’s formation in the zone, the PDP must win the South West”.
The PDP, after its postponement of the zonal congress, has fixed this weekend for the conduct of the exercise.